Christopher Kelley is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Kharkiv, Ukraine, in 2005 and in Chisinau, Moldova, in 2011. He continues to teach frequently at universities in Ukraine and Moldova and in Belarus, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, and Russia. He is a part-time Professor at Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv, Ukraine, and a consultant to the Inyurpolis Law Firm in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Professor Kelley is active in the American Bar Association Section of International Law. He has been the Chair of the Public International Law I Division and served three terms as the Co-Chair of the Section’s Russia/Eurasia Committee. He was a delegate on the Section’s International Legal Exchange briefing trips to Poland, Jordan, Lebanon, Australia, and New Zealand. He also participated in the World Justice Project’s World Justice Forums I and II in Vienna and the World justice Forum IV in The Hague.
Professor Kelley has practiced law in large and small law firms variously in Minnesota, Arkansas, Georgia, and the District of Columbia. He also has been a public defender, a legal services attorney, and staff counsel to the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi. He began his legal career in the Solicitor General’s Office of the Minnesota Attorney General. He has taught at the William Mitchell College of Law, the University of North Dakota School of Law, the University of South Dakota School of Law, and the Drake University Law School.